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Obituaries: Bob Norris, John Lacy

Bob Norris, 82, founder of the Hospitality House ministry in Huntsville, died Nov. 21 in McKinney. John Lacy, 70, pastor of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in San Angelo, died Nov. 22 in San Angelo.

       
Baugh Foundation helps Texas Baptists provide refugee relief in Serbia

Baugh Foundation helps Texas Baptists provide refugee relief in Serbia

A gift from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering enabled Texas Baptists to send $15,000 to Serbia to respond to the needs of Syrian refugees flooding into that country.

       
Foundation honors teacher

Foundation honors teacher who donated kidney to student

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio honored Lindsey Painter, a teacher who donated one of her kidneys to a student in her first-grade class.

       
Freeman focuses on transforming systems

Freeman focuses on transforming systems, shaping policies

As a child, the daydreams of Kathryn Freeman, future attorney and public policy director for Texas Baptists’ Christian Life Commission, never centered on courtroom drama or legislative power plays. She wanted to be another Oprah Winfrey.

       
Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio will grant more than $1 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for a new Alzheimer’s institute, part of award of more than $6.65 million to 86 nonprofit organizations to improve the health and well-being of communities in eight South Texas counties.

Texas Tidbits: Foundation issues record grant for Alzheimer’s institute

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio will grant more than $1 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for a new Alzheimer’s institute, part of award of more than $6.65 million to 86 nonprofit organizations to improve the health and well-being of communities in eight South Texas counties.

       
Former Wayland student from Cuba named honorary alum

Former Wayland student from Cuba named honorary alum

Although her education at what is now Wayland Baptist University was postponed almost 60 years by revolution in her Cuban homeland, her father’s imprisonment and her family’s need, Zoila Rodriguez Alonso has received a certificate declaring her an honorary alumna.

       

Obituary: Irby Cox

Irby Cox, 98, a longtime minister of music and education, director of church services for Dallas Baptist Association and BGCT registrar, died Nov. 19 in Grand Prairie.

       
Encounter in Rwanda brings Hope to American household

Encounter in Rwanda brings Hope to American household

When Amie Singleton traveled to Rwanda and Uganda on a mission trip with an international nonprofit that connects Americans to orphanages in Africa, she never expected God to give her a 21-year-old blind “son.”

       
ETBU baseball team scores big win in community

ETBU baseball team scores big win in community

This year the East Texas Baptist University Tiger baseball team hit it out of the park in the good deeds department, accumulating more than 350 hours of community service.

       
Disaster relief yields more than 50 professions of faith in Weslaco

Disaster relief yields more than 50 professions of faith in Weslaco

More than 50 people professed faith in Christ in Weslaco as a direct result of disaster relief ministry by New Mexico Baptists and Texas Baptist Men—particularly the Christian witness of one woman battling cancer.

       
Baylor students help nonprofits

Baylor students help nonprofits focus on ministry, not tech issues

When Baylor University senior James Payne saw the children involved in a church's mentoring project reading books and engaging with their mentors, he knew his behind-the-scenes work was making a difference.

       
Faith will prevail over atheism

Faith will prevail over atheism, Oxford prof McGrath predicts

New Atheism is in decline and will lose out to faith, which makes greater sense of reality, Alister McGrath, professor at the University of Oxford, said at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

       
Retired couple thankful

Retired couple thankful for God’s provision

When Kathie Mansell needed a side dish to go with her meatloaf, God provided in an unexpected way—and foreshadowed a blessing more than four decades in the making.

       
Texas Tidbits: The Gathering will return to McLane Stadium

Texas Tidbits: The Gathering will return to McLane Stadium

The Gathering, a national grass-roots movement to cut across racial, socioeconomic and denominational divides with a worship and prayer service, will return to Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.

       

MercyMe puts new spin on Christmas classics

By adding a modern approach and updated style on their new album, MercyMe, It’s Christmas, the contemporary Christian group MercyMe hopes audiences will find new meaning in Christmas classics.

       
 
 
 
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